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Cover: developing an offense to beat a zone defense
Developing an Offense to Beat a Zone Defense

with Brooke Eubanks,
University of California-Berkeley Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
former Stanford University Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach;
3x member of the Canadian National Team; scored 12 goals for the 3rd place 2009 World Cup Tournament team

Through a series of four drills, learn to implement an offensive motion concept that is successful against a zone defense. Utilizing a whiteboard and on-field sessions, Brooke Eubanks shows you how to progressively teach the stickwork, movement, and spacing fundamentals to make your team more effective in finding and utilizing the open spaces a zone defense can concede.

Eubanks breaks down offensive movement training in stages, stickwork, through 2v2 on half, 3v3 behind, and finally to live 7v7 with and without defenders.

Stickwork and Movement

One of the keys to breaking a zone defense is effective, efficient, and purposeful ball movement. Concepts covered include:

  • How the "two-pass" and the skip "two-pass" makes defensive adjustments longer and your offense more difficult to defend.
  • How to collapse a defense with a drive and a "two-pass" and how this quick ball movement creates space and opportunity.
  • How properly-timed cuts further facilitate the creation of opportunities.

Competitive Build Up

Learn a 3v2 to 5v4 build up drill that enhances the stickwork and movement fundamentals learned by creating a competitive environment. Eubanks show how spacing and ball movement within the formation helps collapse and wear down a defense. You'll learn efficient attack techniques that emphasize keeping space around the defenders and getting into good shot positions while maintaining the space created.

Attacking the Zone

Bring the concepts together in a full play 7v7 offense against a zone defense. Eubanks walks through how players need to be able to drive and handle pressure while looking for an open teammate.

You will also learn to teach your players opposite the ball to best utilize the space created by their teammates making "sacrificial cuts" by getting into areas off-the-goal where the goalie is not likely to defend.

This video does a great job breaking down offensive movement, starting small and moving through to 7v7, to show how to look for and create offensive opportunities against the zone.

54 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: developing an offense to beat a man-to-man defense
Developing an Offense to Beat a Man-to-Man Defense

with Brooke Eubanks,
University of California-Berkeley Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
former Stanford University Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach;
3x member of the Canadian National Team; scored 12 goals for the 3rd place 2009 World Cup Tournament team

As most coaches know, if you can't score you can't win games, and if you don't have players that are confident with the ball in their sticks in the 8/crease then you don't have confident shooters. Additionally, if you have an offense that is stagnant and not free flowing/thinking then it will be easy to defend.

Brook Eubanks uses a white board to diagram the various aspects of her offense, which helps to clarify points brought up on the field in practice. She breaks down the offense by starting small and building to full field play. She offers up pointers on her offensive philosophy and how to introduce a new offense to your team.

You'll see seven drills in this video. The drills start small, with stick work in specific areas of the offensive end, and progressively build into live 7v7 play.

Developing the Offense - A Philosophy

Coach Eubanks breaks down offensive movement training in stages: stick work, through 2v2 on half, 3v3 behind, and finally to live 7v7. Once the players have gained confidence with their sticks and with where they are supposed to be on the field, then the addition of defense is not as big of a deal.

Eubanks does a great job in practice sessions of reinforcing proper technique and form. During the flow of the drill, Coach Eubanks does a great job of speaking to what could be the natural progression of the drill, such as changing it from a continuous drill to a shooting drill.

Stickwork on the Offensive End

On the offensive end, players need to be able to handle the ball in tight spaces and have a general idea of movement in order to have a successful offense. By breaking things down into segments of the field (behind, right side of the 8, left side of the 8), Eubanks creates a fertile, easy to grasp learning environment. She shows natural progression of the offense, which helps players learn to recognize game-like situation opportunities and learn sound decision -making skills (like drive or pass to an open teammate).

2 v 2 - Half the 8 Meter / 3 v 3 behind

By breaking things down onto half the meter and behind, and incorporating defense, Eubanks' drill makes it more game-like and causes players to start thinking 'outside the box' and make decisions for themselves. It also allows players to see things in a smaller space, which is sometimes easier for the players to learn.

Coach Eubanks does a great job of creating a practice environment to allow skill reinforcement, situation training and 'lacrosse IQ' development so your players will be game-ready the next time they face man defense!

70 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: building an aggressive adjacent defense
Building an Aggressive Adjacent Defense

with Andrew Fink,
Mount Ida College Head Coach,
8x Conference Champions;
4x NCAA Division III qualifier,
3x Coach of the Year NAC/GNAC;
Boston Storm General Manager (UWLX)

With an aggressive adjacent defense, there is no need to slide from the crease any more!

More and more teams are using their long pole and defensive middies to create opportunities to score during the transition to the offensive side of the field. In this video, Andrew Fink presents a series of progressive drills that build an attacking adjacent defensive scheme that will lead to turnovers and offensive chances for your long poles.

Coach Fink takes you through a Mt. Ida practice, giving you a look at not only how he structures practice, but how he uses that structure to build an entire adjacent scheme with simple drills in under two hours. Starting with the Basketball transition drill that gets the defense involved in the offense, Fink progresses through a series of footwork drills that introduce and reinforce the idea of the off-ball defenders supporting the on-ball defender.

Footwork Drills that Teach Defenders to Support Each Other

Through a series of footwork drills, Coach Fink emphasizes the importance of off-ball defenders moving in relation to the on-ball defender. Each of these footwork drills add a piece to the entire adjacent-slide defense as the players work toward more game-like drills.

Putting It All Together

In an extended teaching session followed by live repetitions in a 6v6 drill, Fink puts the pieces together and demonstrates all of the concepts of an attacking adjacent-slide defense. He explains how he runs his defensive sets of Black (pressure ball), Blue (support from middle) and Darkness (double). He walks through all areas of the field and explains where each player should be positioned and who the slide is.

Drills

It's challenging to roll out a new system or scheme without building up the key instructional components and nuances of what you are trying to teach. Coach Fink introduces 13 drills and situational play options. The drills will develop a defensive player who has the skill and confidence to run an adjacent slide defense where they can "hunt" the ground ball down and join the transition to offense creating opportunities to score.

Each set of drills is designed as a series of layers that ultimately blend together to create an aggressive adjacent-slide defense. The drills are easy to understand and easy to implement. Regardless of the drill Coach Fink covers, his explanations are clear and the drills are run with precision.

Sample Drill - Mini Box Game

Presented early on in the video, this drill puts everything together in a small package. Long poles and short stick defensive midfielders play a 3v3 game in a condensed area, giving every defensive player time to not only work on his adjacent slides but also become a more adept offensive player. Played continuously from end to the other, the defenders must work in tandem to support each other and prevent an offensive player from slipping through the defense.

This drill, like all of the others, is clearly explained by Fink and can be a great drill to later reinforce all of the concepts presented in the video as a part of a part-whole progression.

This video lays out what you need to do to create a team environment where your defensive players can join the transition to the offensive side of the field to score goals for the team.

"This is a great video that really focuses on the part-whole method of teaching. Each drill builds on the last one in a way that's easy to understand and makes sense." - Customer Review

72 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: brooke eubanks offense for lacrosse 2-pack
Brooke Eubanks Offense for Lacrosse 2-Pack
LXD-05310A:

with Brooke Eubanks,
University of California-Berkeley Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
former Stanford University Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach;
3x member of the Canadian National Team; scored 12 goals for the 3rd place 2009 World Cup Tournament team

As most coaches know, if you can't score you can't win games, and if you don't have players that are confident with the ball in their sticks in the 8/crease then you don't have confident shooters. Additionally, if you have an offense that is stagnant and not free flowing/thinking then it will be easy to defend.

Brook Eubanks uses a white board to diagram the various aspects of her offense, which helps to clarify points brought up on the field in practice. She breaks down the offense by starting small and building to full field play. She offers up pointers on her offensive philosophy and how to introduce a new offense to your team.

You'll see seven drills in this video. The drills start small, with stick work in specific areas of the offensive end, and progressively build into live 7v7 play.

Developing the Offense - A Philosophy

Coach Eubanks breaks down offensive movement training in stages: stick work, through 2v2 on half, 3v3 behind, and finally to live 7v7. Once the players have gained confidence with their sticks and with where they are supposed to be on the field, then the addition of defense is not as big of a deal.

Eubanks does a great job in practice sessions of reinforcing proper technique and form. During the flow of the drill, Coach Eubanks does a great job of speaking to what could be the natural progression of the drill, such as changing it from a continuous drill to a shooting drill.

Stickwork on the Offensive End

On the offensive end, players need to be able to handle the ball in tight spaces and have a general idea of movement in order to have a successful offense. By breaking things down into segments of the field (behind, right side of the 8, left side of the 8), Eubanks creates a fertile, easy to grasp learning environment. She shows natural progression of the offense, which helps players learn to recognize game-like situation opportunities and learn sound decision -making skills (like drive or pass to an open teammate).

2 v 2 - Half the 8 Meter / 3 v 3 behind

By breaking things down onto half the meter and behind, and incorporating defense, Eubanks' drill makes it more game-like and causes players to start thinking 'outside the box' and make decisions for themselves. It also allows players to see things in a smaller space, which is sometimes easier for the players to learn.

Coach Eubanks does a great job of creating a practice environment to allow skill reinforcement, situation training and 'lacrosse IQ' development so your players will be game-ready the next time they face man defense!

70 minutes. 2018.



LXD-05310B:

with Brooke Eubanks,
University of California-Berkeley Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
former Stanford University Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach;
3x member of the Canadian National Team; scored 12 goals for the 3rd place 2009 World Cup Tournament team

Through a series of four drills, learn to implement an offensive motion concept that is successful against a zone defense. Utilizing a whiteboard and on-field sessions, Brooke Eubanks shows you how to progressively teach the stickwork, movement, and spacing fundamentals to make your team more effective in finding and utilizing the open spaces a zone defense can concede.

Eubanks breaks down offensive movement training in stages, stickwork, through 2v2 on half, 3v3 behind, and finally to live 7v7 with and without defenders.

Stickwork and Movement

One of the keys to breaking a zone defense is effective, efficient, and purposeful ball movement. Concepts covered include:

  • How the "two-pass" and the skip "two-pass" makes defensive adjustments longer and your offense more difficult t
DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: setting the tone on the first day: running competitive practices
Setting the Tone on the First Day: Running Competitive Practices

featuring Mike Morgan,
Merrimack College Head Men's Coach;
Back-to-Back NCAA Tournament appearances (2015-16);
all-time winningest coach in program history

Great lacrosse programs aren't born, they're developed on the practice field. And a great lacrosse program starts with highly efficient, well-planned practices. In this video, Mike Morgan demonstrates why he has been so successful with his approach to practice.

Coach Morgan provides the viewer with a blueprint of his team's first spring practice of the season. His practices are detailed, fast-paced, and competitive. He stresses preparation and explains in great detail how he evaluates every practice, previous games, and players. Team/program buy-in is stressed, as well as how he expects his upperclassmen to mentor the younger players so they understand the culture of the program.

Practice Drills

Morgan unlocks his collection of drills and creates a competitive, zero-downtime environment. The video is broken down into four major segments:

  • The first is a series of drills called Indy drills. This segment is focused on individual skills. Defensive players work on slides, recovery from slides and 1v1 defense. Offensive players work on shooting, proper hand placement, footwork and pass and cutting skills.
  • The second segment is small group drills focused on getting either your defensive units or offensive players into situations where they have to work as a group.
  • The third segment focuses on transitions. This segment works on field awareness drills as well as odd man situations.
  • The final segment lays out 6v6 to full field situation drills.

Nine Line drill

Morgan explains how to energize your team with a simple, but effective drill that teaches transition, field awareness, and team play. The Nine Line drill is a fast-paced ground ball drill that gets your team moving. This drill has all the components you're looking for, including:

  • Competitive ground balls
  • Transition play
  • Odd man situation
  • Small field scrimmage

Sideways Transition

Morgan continues with a buildup transition drill that provides an opportunity for the goalies to outlet pass to start the drill and start the full field drill as a 4v3 from each end before building up to 6v5. Coach Morgan's Sideways Transition Drill is a great way of reinforcing the technique to control the field.

This video is great for coaches looking to get their team's season started with a high-paced, efficient practice that sets the tone for the year.

66 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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